Nicholas Jubber has written five previous books: Epic Continent (shortlisted for the Dolman award), The Timbuktu School for Nomads, The Prester Quest (winner of the Dolman Travel Book Award), and Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard (shortlisted for the Dolman Award). His latest is The Fairy Tellers: A Journey Into the Secret History of Fairy Tales. He has written for numerous publications, including the Guardian, Observer, Globe and Mail, Irish Times, and BBC History. Connect with Jubber at, and on Twitter @JubbersTravels.